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"Everyone I know Goes away in the end" (Destiny)

by unoudid @, Somewhere over the rainbow, Saturday, January 28, 2017, 16:05 (938 days ago) @ Pyromancy

Trent Reznor, the original performer of the song "Hurt" has featured numerous pieces of designer furniture in his videos during his career.

In the original video for "Closer" NSFW there is a beating heart nailed to the Cherner Armchair designed by Norman Cherner in 1958.

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"In the 1950s, the Herman Miller company, led by George Nelson, was working on creating lightweight chairs out of plywood. Their Pretzel chair was designed by Nelson's office in 1952 and produced by a Massachusetts-based company called Plycraft. The Pretzel chair proved too fragile and costly, so Herman Miller stopped production in 1957.

But because of the Pretzel chair, Plycraft had the materials and techniques for constructing plywood furniture, and they didn't want them to go to waste. George Nelson recommended that Norman Cherner design a sturdier and more affordable Pretzel-type chair that could be more easily produced on Plycraft's equipment, so Paul Goldman, the owner of Plycraft, hired Cherner, contract and all. After Cherner turned in his design to Plycraft, though, he was told the project had been scrapped.

Not long after, Cherner was in a furniture showroom in New York and saw his design for sale! Examining the label, he saw it was from Plycraft and was attributed to "Bernardo." He sued Plycraft in 1961 and won; Goldman admitted that Bernardo was a fabricated name. Plycraft continued to produce Cherner's chair, but Cherner received royalties and proper credit. The chair was produced until the 1970s, but Cherner's sons have recently reissued their father's original designs, not only for the famous chair, but also for various tables and case furniture, as well.

Although now known as the Cherner chair, the chair is occasionally still attributed to Paul Goldman, and is also sometimes called the Rockwell chair, because Norman Rockwell featured it on a 1961 cover of the Saturday Evening Post"

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Later on in the video Reznor showcases the Planter Lounge Chair by Warren Planter designed in 1966

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You can read more about Planter here

One of the coolest things about this chair is that each chair required over 1,000 individual welds to produce the chair.


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